Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Badly behaved RSS readers gobble bandwidth

Boing Boing: Badly behaved RSS readers gobble bandwidth

I'd been wondering about this for a while. Since RSS gets its updates by polling, how much bandwidth does all that polling take? Someone has looked into this question, and it turns out that supplying a popular RSS feed can be expensive.

I've always thought that I help solve this problem by using Bloglines because that one service polls for many people.
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